Photography Favourites: June 2016

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Another month has come and gone, and all that’s left of it are the marks that were made on our memories and the photos that serve to document the moments. If you are new to my whole monthly amateur photography favourites posts, you can go back and take a look at the previous two posts here: April Photography Favourites and May Photography Favourites.

June Through My Lens - Amateur Photography

It’s been a full month for us, with finalizing kitchen renovation plans, getting ready for my summer girls to join us for a season of adventure and fun, and setting everything up for my return to working as a preschool teacher this coming fall. I’m also still working on KonMari-style purging and organizing, and trying to figure out how we can fit in everything we want to do this summer in the finite number of weeks that’s left.

Having just come back from our cabin in the wilderness last night, and with a full day and week ahead, I’ll make this quick. Let’s start right now.

June Through My Amateur Photography Lens

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Ah, the playground days. Even while I was stuck using only my iPhone 5 for a week or so while my camera card was needing replaced, I found myself taking some neat shots, like this one from a high perspective.

 

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Ebony and Ivory. The neighbour cat came over, and Z was delighted to invite him into her pool and down the slide. Kitty elected to stay and snuggle on the lawn.

 

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Chasing mama with some long, tickly grass. This has become one of my favourite amateur photography shots of all time. Childhood, pure and simple.

 

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She’s my little dare devil adventurer.

 

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Childhood friendships.

 

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The world is an amazing place!

 

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Here’s one that didn’t make it up on Instagram. A shot from our Father’s Day photo shoot.

 

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This girl loves to make art. Watercolour painting has been a big hit this month.

 

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Check out this description on Instagram to read the story of how my little love came to have her nails painted for the first time by her mama who never wears polish.

 

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I simply can’t get enough of the lavender and bees!

 

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StrongStart (ELF on Salt Spring) beach day!

 

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Spontaneous yoga on the beach logs. If you haven’t had a chance to check out my post on Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers, go take a look at the tips, books and games I suggest from my depth of experience offering yoga for kids.

 

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Fawn on our lawn.

 

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I love to watch her create.

 

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Our trip to the aquarium was a thrill and a half.

 

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And another that didn’t make it to IG… yet. Ah, the jellies.

 

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Island girl.

 

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My edible flower garden is thriving!

 

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And last but not least, a shot from the last day of June, when we were reunited with our summer girls for a beautiful beach day at Beddis. Isn’t that tiger swim suit the bomb? So fierce!

Thanks for following along with my favourite amateur photography shots for the month! You can head to my Instagram feed through one of the pictures or the hyperlink below, and scroll on through to see the rest of the shots I didn’t include, and what’s been added since. Do you dabble in amateur photography, or maybe you’re even a pro? Let’s connect on social media! Find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. You can also join the ranks of those who are receiving short notifications once a week about what’s new on the blog by clicking here.

Enjoy July, everyone! I can’t wait to see what it holds!

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